To make a gift to a fund, you can search for the fund and click the link to display the Web page associated with the fund. The Web page will contain a button or link that you can click to display the gift entry page.
Note: The fund page typically contains a story about the fund and any personal association with the cause and a meaningful photo or picture. Some pages also contain a Guest Book that visitors to the page have signed and links to Photo Albums that the fund champion has created for you to enjoy.
From the search page, you can search for a fund by entering all or just a few letters of the:
For example, you could locate the fund that Pat Smith created to honor Francis Rory Smith by entering Pat Smith, Francis Smith, Smith, Smi, Pat S, Francis S, Help Find a Cure in Honor of Francis Smith, and so on.
After you enter your search criteria, a list of fund names is displayed. Each name is linked to a fund. If the list is long (which may happen with common names like Pat Smith), you may need to enter other biographical information to get the exact fund for which you are searching. For example, you can try entering the last name of the person who told you about the fund, the city in which the fund Honoree or Champion resides, nicknames, or a family surname to display a shorter list.
If you are already a registered user on this site, you should log in first to have your contact and billing information automatically filled in on the gift entry pages.
Step 1: Display the Find a Fund Search Page
On the Web site, click the link or button to display the special Personal Fundraising Campaigns Web page and click the Find a Fund button or link. The Search page displays.
Step 2: Enter Your Search Criteria
Enter all or the first few letters of the title of the fund, the person who created the fund, the person being honored by the fund, or any other information you know about the fund in the Search criteria field and click Find a Fund. The Search Results list will display with all funds that match the criteria you entered.
(1) If you do not remember the complete name of the person, try entering nicknames, a maiden name, or a family name. The system will search for the fund using the First, Last, and Middle name of the person who created the fund as well as this information that the champion has entered for the Honoree.
(2) In many cases, you must enter at least three letters to start the search by default. Leaving the criteria field blank may cause the system to take too long and eventually the system may time out before it can display any search results - especially when there are large numbers of funds created on a site.
Step 3: Display the Fund Web Page
Locate the fund in the Search Results list and click the name link. The fund Web page displays.
Note: The system may display several funds that match your search criteria. If the fund champion has entered a description, you may be able to determine the correct fund from this information.
Step 4: Display the Gift Entry Page
Click the button or link to make a gift or donation. The gift entry page displays.
Step 5: Enter Your Gift Information
Step 6: Enter Your Billing Information (if it is blank)
Step 7: Enter Your Credit Card Information
Step 8: Answer Any Additional Questions Displayed
If additional questions are displayed, click into the appropriate fields and enter the appropriate information or click the drop-down lists and click the appropriate options to respond to the questions.
Step 9: Display the Confirm Transaction Page
Click the Next Step button. The system will display the Confirm Transaction page.
Step 10: Verify the Billing Information and Process Your Gift
If this or a similar Sharing Opportunity link displays on this page, you can use it to quickly and easily post a comment on your favorite social sites about the activity associated with it. The post (or, tweet) will contain a link back to an appropriate page on this site where your friends can pursue the activity (for example, make a donation, join your fundraising team, or take a political action alert). For assistance, refer to Sharing an Activity from this Site With Sharing an Activity From This Site With Your Friends on Your Social Pages.